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december 10 and 11th and with people at varying stages of health and wellness. the department of human services was only able to coordinate this project after they contacted john mcknight who is before us today, the director of emergency and disaster services and made sure the meals were delivered during the days and he asked two questions. when did the city want the meals and where delivered and how many people needed to be fed? as an example of someone who always says yes we can for the entire team many folk frts city family approached our office to make sure we honor you for your efforts over those three days and i want to acknowledge mr. mcknight for the service to the community, his humanitarian spirit and the rapid response in the face of a challenging situation. he's one of the dedicated staff that
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came together to make sure that the residents were warm, safe and secure during the night. he is a graduate of si here in san francisco. supervisor farrell nods in with support as well as uc berkeley and serves in the navy. he worked in the biotech industry before moving to san francisco to do something more meaningful. well, he certainly has. mr. mcknight since you're we want you say a couple of words to this board. i know ben aames i believe -- yes ben is also here as well, our disaster response manager, who also wanted to be here to support your work so ben if you would like to come up as well please do but i want to thank you for your services. it's not often many employees approach our office to commend someone for their work and it's clear that your colleagues appreciate your
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dedication and leadership. thank you. >> thank you supervisor kim and particularly to the city and the mayor and ensured that shelter opened up in advance of the storm's approach. many agencies came together to take care of people who would have been left out in the cold literally and the conditions. we were all conditioned about the health and well being and the impact on the health system. ben aames is here from health and human services industry. ms. flores from the red cross and i am john mcknight from the salvation army and the episcopal services came together in a great show of how the city works as a unit, as a team to make sure we take care of each other in times of need. thank you so much for the opportunity to speak. [applause] >> i wanted to invite members of the team to come up to take a photo with the accommodation.
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thank you all again for coming and thank you for your service. madam clerk can you please move to the item for roll call for introductions.
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>> thank you madam president. the first supervisor up to introduce new business, supervisor avalos. >> thank you madam clerk. a couple of items for introduction today. one is a request for the city attorney to draft legislation that would set us in motion to create a municipal development corporation. as you all know i have been working for a number of years on the creation of a public bank, a municipal bank for the city and county of san francisco. the public bank could eventually take over the city's banking functions that are currently performed by bank of america and wells fargo and issue forms of debt and refinance the city's general obligation bonds. the goal of the bank is maximize the city's financial resources and minimize the amount the city
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pays out in interest and fees to wall street firms. it is clear that we have a huge unfunded needs in a number of areas such as affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, and renewable power to name a few. it's my hope that a public bank will help fill the funding gaps. while the city attorney had legal concerns about this we have worked with them over the past three years to determine as a charter city we clearly have the ability to create our own public bank, but even though we have the legal clearance the process of actually creating a bank is pretty mammoth under taking so i have been working with nadia in the controller's office, public finance to figure out a step in making this public bank a reality. we have concluded that a manageable first step would be the creation of a municipal development corporation. this would be a
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non depository financial institution that would fund projects by issuing medium turn notes. they wouldn't be able to leveraging the city's assets as a full bank would but because of the capitalization and requirements for creating a public bank it's a simple first step to start this way. although the mdc could potentially fund a number of purposes it is our intent that it would initially focus on funding for the creation of affordable housing. it is our goal that this new financial institution would lay the ground work to create a public bank while continue to work -- while we continue to work on the regulatory and financing challenges of creating that public bank so today i am asking the city attorney to draft a ordinance for the controller to look at options for creating this municipal developmental
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corporation. it is my hope that we move quickly on this so the potential can inform this year's budget process and potential housing measures for this november's baf on the. the next. >> >> item i have for introduction is enmemoryiam for karen mccoy in my district in the merced neighborhood they worked with on park issues and her loss is felt deeply in the neighborhood. karen was born in san francisco, california to james r mccoy and eta jean porter. she attended thomas moore school and immaculate conception high school where she was class president and received associate of arts in physical education general education from san francisco city college and
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bachelor in art leisure studies in 1994 and master of science from san francisco state in college career counseling in 2003. she retire friday parks and rec in 2012 after 31 years of service. she was predeceased by per -- by her mother and leaves her brothers dudley and michael mccoy and step sister cheryl turner and family and to her cousins, friends brenda moore, and other friends and jordan and jackson mccoy and her family and friends. her first job was an
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aquatics cashier with the rec and parks department and following her passion to change lives she developed a project for drug and tobacco awareness for teenage girls and assisted with a program that worked with the most challenging young adults in the bay area. a person with many talents she started her own catering company, creative items by karen and started in a program and housed over eight froarj foreign exchange students and maintained activism for parks and recreational facilities. her final achievement was assisting in the attainment of funds for merced merheights park in her neighborhood and close to her heart and have a lasting impact
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for thousands in the neighborhood. thank you colleagues. the rest i will submit. >> thank you supervisor avalos. supervisor campos. >> thank you madam clerk. i have a couple of items that i have discussed in the past that relate to the issue of whether or not hosting platforms like air brb have indeed paid taxes to the taxpayers of the city and county of san francisco. the first ordinance i am introducing today is an ordinance that would make the implementation of the airbnb law -- so-called law that passed contingent upon the collection and payment of back taxes that are owed to the taxpayers of the city and county of san francisco. the second item i am introducing today is a
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hearing request on the question of whether short term residential rental housing platforms that do business in the city and county of san francisco have in fact remitted all transit occupancy taxes that are owed to the city and county of san francisco, and a hearing on what the treasurer tax collector's efforts have been to collect such taxes. i respectfully request that the treasurer tax collector report on this item in committee. the rest i submitted. thank you. >> thank you supervisor campos. supervisor christensen. >> i have an in memoriam. i would like to remember patricia thomas and known to the city family as the housing authority commissioner. to her friends and neighbors and colleagues in chinatown she was an organizer for the chinatown development center and advocate and an
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african-american resident of the [inaudible] for 16 years, a woman that bridged cultures and ethnicities and economic levels. my colleagues and the district join me in this and the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor christensen. supervisor cohen. >> thank you. i submit. >> supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. >> thank you madam clerk. last year we introduced the housing balanced legislation as a way to address the housing affordability crisis and ensure we have a balanced production of market rate housing. we targeted through the months of discussion with the mayor's office we targeted a goal of 33% of affordable housing that mirrors similar goals in redevelopment areas such as trans bay and hunter's point and the redevelopment plan. we worked with the mayor's office and stakeholders to develop a
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housing and stabilization plan to address the current affordability crisis. this was codified in the proposition k ballot measure that passed with over 65% of the vote in november. proposition k called for policy makers to develop initiatives to mitigate the effects of high rent and home prices as well as high commercial rents. lack of affordable business spaces and housing are hurting the small businesses and larger businesses from attracting the best workers in the region. prior to the passage of proposition k we started to work on neighborhood stabilization efforts with the mayor's office. we introduced interim controls for the central soma area plan where there is currently an area planning process under way. our interim controls prohibits the conversion of production and repairs basis until permanent zoning is complete. we introduced interim controls on second street to prohibit ground
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flow retail to activate retail frontage on emerging neighborhood corridor. this legislation is a continuation of the work that we started with the housing dashboard in 2012 with then supervisor christina olague. it requires the planning department to report the number of units at all stages of production process and at various affordability levels. this is required to be in staff reports on all projects of five residential units or more and in quarterly housing production reports to the planning commission. this legislation takes the data collection a step further and establishes a 10 year count of number of affordable housing produced in comparison to market rate and luxury housing beginning in 2005 to 2015 will be the first year of the 10 year rolling count. this legislation specifies that the department monitor and track
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the a cumulative housing ratio by district and planning neighborhood. this will also track the loss of rent controlled units as loss of affordable housing in the housing count. another aspect of this legislation that it will require the mayor's office of housing community development to propose budget measures and initiatives to get us to 33% goal and if we fall behind on our goals of march of each year. i look forward working with the colleagues, the mayor and the community stakeholders to roll out this stabilization plan in 2015 and look forward this coming into place and one number that departments can work together and reach of the goal that we have set. i am also reintroducing a hearing request introduced by supervisor campos and myself last year, a joint meeting of the police police commission and the board of supervisors neighborhood service and safety committee to receive our second annual update on san
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francisco police department's city wide traffic enforcement progress and implementing the focus on five strategy and our vision zero policy with data broken down by police district. last january i introduced this hearing cosponsored by supervisor campos supervisor wiener and supervisor mar to bring together the commission and the board of board of supervisors and hear about the standards. the hearing was spurred by the death of a young cyclists killed on sixth and folsom -- again across the street from my house ands whose case is moving forward. at the hearing several commitments were made for enforcement and investigation protocol. through this process there has been a culture change through the a dongsz of the term
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"collision" in replace of accident at sfpd. we made great strides for the five most dangerous behavior and up 62% than last year in 2013. we still have much more work to do especially given the character of each district where the campaign is happening and we would like this data broken down according to police district. we look forward working with the police commission on the annual update and look forward to another productive meeting and finally i would also like to submit a in mem am for kenneth lima. and born in 1969 in oakland california and passed away surround by family and friends at the pacific campus. ken was not expected to live beyond his childhood due to a genetic heart defect and many doctors later in life considered
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his longevity a miracle. ken contributed this to medical cannabis treatment and was a founding member of the access of love compassionate care group. many of you seen ken in the board chambers and at meetings speaking in public comment. while ken was facing end of life issues he was a caregiver for others struggling with terminal illness and isolation and the need for community healing. ken was appointed by the san francisco medical cannabis task force to the committee where he became a voice for compassionate care in san francisco particularly for those low income and terminally ill who would solicit the input from patients who were too ill to come to meetings and testimony in the committee. he was pure of heart and generous to a fault. he was an air hockey champion and held a bachelor degree in computer science. he was also a passionate animal
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rights advocate and loved creating video games in his spare time and loved his family very much and moved to san francisco to be by his cousin who is he survived from and survived by his family and his pets and the entire access of love community which he helped to build. he will be dearly missed by his family and friends and i would like to adjourn the board of supervisors meeting in his memory and the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor kim. supervisor mar. >> thank you madam clerk. colleagues i am submitting this for [inaudible] youth fare evasion on the muni systems and replace
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the more punitive treatment of youth and fare evasion with a adjudicating system like five years ago thanks to senator carol [inaudible] that changed the state law that allows for adults to be handled administratively. the new legislation will allow for less burden on the already strained court system, fewer constricts with law enforcement -- conflicts with the law enforcement and other fractions including disturbances or eating on transit are also decriminalizeed in this legislation. also the mta is currently working with our office and others to change the resolution the state government to decriminalize these infractions and following the amazing grass roots campaign by supervisor campos and power and youth organizations to bring free muni for youth and low income and moderate income
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youth to san francisco the current laws completely -- current laws of fare evasion is out of step with the laws currently in san francisco. it doesn't mean that people that break the rule will get a pass. it means that the case will be handled administratively like a parking ticket and not in the justice system. i am looking forward working with the youth commission and strong leaders and others transit riders and others to express to the legislature why these changes are imperative and while we feel in san francisco they're in line with our values. also today i am introducing a in memoryiam and would like to end the meeting in honor of the life of a great teacher from the ruth [inaudible] school of the arts and academy of arts and sciences in the unified school district of san francisco tom dalman was
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a eco hero and a science teacher at sotta and the academy for over a decade. tom was a positive spirit and fought all his battles including the one against his illness with a cheerful and hopeful attitude. on the facebook page from school of the arts a number of students, rochelle said "rest in peace to the happiest teacher i had ever" "rest in peace" kudos and love and aloha forever." he was loved by the students and the community. tom was a plain spoken man but never afraid to speak his peace and ethical and respected for his opinions by staff and students alike and a leader that touches the hearts and minds of all we came into contact with and
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special presence missed by the students and the school for the arts and academies and taught at the school for 10 years. he was passionate about the environment and established the farm on the grounds of the school in 2010 in conjunction with eco sf and i know supervisor wiener have visited and a number of us visited the farm and the intent was to create a meaningful educational program in a vibrant out door learning space. tom said "we're making san francisco our classroom and we're building this beautiful space into our studies." the farm is by the watershed that lies next to the campus and the school worked with the department to rehab trails and with volunteers and the community the trail system is improved and expanded. there
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are more for the rec and parks department for the school to participate in watershed restoration and glen park management plan. tom was a brave spirit. he had a little rescue dog he loved and brought with him everywhere like ted brought his doggy around. his dog -- she was a constant companion and tom took her everywhere with great joy in nature and animals and a lifelong learner whose energy never flagged and ability of life stayed until the end. tom loves to smile and his positive attitude will be missed but not forgotten please join us for a service for him and teacher and creator of the farm in san francisco in the academy of arts and sciences in our dan christian theater next tuesday,
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january 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.. please join us and my condolences to his family and the academy of arts and sciences and the school of the arts. thank you. the rest i will submit. >> thank you supervisor mar. supervisor wiener. >> thank you madam clerk. i have a couple of items. first as i think colleagues you may know our city experienced a very significant lost yesterday when helen diller passed away, one of the great civic philanthropist and leersd leaders and a amazing person that cared about our community. helen was a native of san francisco. her father immigrated from poland and born at mount zion hospital and attended uc berkeley and met her husband. she created the helen
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dillar foundation and grant and fund and support many programs and institutions, not just in the bay area, but around the world. she has been recognized for her creativity and looking for opportunity totion make contributions and her deep involvement in many areas in science, education and the arts. she was a chair of the whitesman institute of science in israel and friends of the american hebrew university and recipient of the highest honor from the american friends hebrew university and received other awards and recognitions not just in san francisco but throughout the bay area and honored with a lifetime award from the golden gate chapter of fundraising professionals. helen diller funded so many civic improvements in san francisco. the one that i am most familiar
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with is her incredibly generous gift to allow us to replace the dilapidated and tcial play ground at dolores park and the best in san francisco and i apologize colleagues i know you have play grounds that you love but dolores park if you haven't been there it's amazing and it exists because she provided the funding and support to make it exist and it was great to be with her at the the ribbon cutting. she wasn't well at the time but she was there. she funded the cancer center at ucsf, the play ground in the presidio, the jewish community center of san francisco, preschool and the young museum and grants at uc berkeley and
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others and gave a grant for a new cancer research building on the ucsf mission bay campus. this is a huge loss for the city on so many levels. she has a great family around her including dan who is here and the son-in-law and jackie and a lot of you know and she will be greatly missed. colleagues i also wanted to mention as you may have read in the paper i put in a drafting request to the city attorney's office to prepare a charter amendment modeled in part on what recently passed the state legislature with bipartisan support to reform the ballot measure system, not to limit access to the ballot or make it harder to get on the ballot but make sure we're giving authors of the measures every opportunity to receive public feedback and if they choose make amendments to
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measures. we have a ballot measure system in san francisco where ballot measures -- once they're put forward even if there are significant flaws in them that come to light it's very hard for an author to make amendments to address those problems and you end up having a flawed measure go to the ballot. we see this at the board of supervisors when four supervisors sign to place a matter on the ballot we're required to hold a hearing and we hold that hearing and sometimes people come forward and point out flaws in the measure but we as supervisors have no power to amend our own measures and send a better measure to the voters. in addition the number of signatures that are required to put items on the ballot when we collect the signatures from voters can wildly fluctuate because it's based number that voted in the last mayoral election and it's arbitrary and
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makes no sense to use that. we will look at what the state passed and san francisco specific challenges to come up with strong ballot reform legislation -- again not in anyway restrict or make it harder to put things on the ballot but give the authors every opportunity to put their best foot forward when you have an item that gets on to the ballot and finally today our budget analyst released a report about fire trucks and specifically what the fire department may be able to do to makes it fire trucks to better navigate san francisco many narrow streets. the fire department has expressed concern about various streetscape projects in san francisco and wants streets to be wider to accommodate the trucks and i think it's important for the department to take a hard look whether there are things to do with their trucks and placement of equipment to navigate the